The lobby is currently OPEN FOR LIMITED SERVICE. We are still offering CURBSIDE PICKUP.

Weekday hours are 10am–8pm, 5pm on Fridays. The book drop is open Monday–Thursday, 7am–9pm, 6pm on Fridays.
You can now browse the shelves by appointment only. Call 860-828-7126 to schedule.

Take & Make

June 1, 2020

Monday, June 1
to Monday, August 31


Missing Anne’s Make & Take crafts? We’ve got you covered! Pick up a craft that you can complete at home, with tools, materials, and Anne’s instruction video!

Questions? Call us at 860-828-7126 or email Anne at

Current Crafts

Take & Make kits available for curbside pickup while supplies last.

Watercolor Process Art

Included in Kit:

  • Watercolor paper (2)
  • Liquid Watercolors (6)
  • Paintbrushes (3)—MUST BE RETURNED TO LIBRARY

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • Salt (table, sea, kosher, etc)
  • water
  • cup
  • white or clear Glue (optional)

What is process art? Simply put, it’s creating art for the sake of the process of creating rather than to achieve a specific result. For this project, you’re not necessarily trying to create a specific picture (unless you’re already a great artist/watercolorist). Use the supplies to play around with watercolors and see what happens!

Instructions Request Kit

Folded Paper Cranes

Included in Kit:

  • Decorative origami paper

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library invites all our friends in Berlin and beyond to join us for Berlin and the Thousand Paper Cranes, a town-wide project of making 1,000 paper cranes. You may donate these for display at the library, keep them, or give them to others in the community.

Instruction Video Simplified Instruction Video Request Kit


Danish Woven Hearts

Included in Kit:

  • Cardstock templates for 5 woven hearts

Additional Supplies Needed:

  • white or craft glue
  • scissors

Once you’re finished, we would love to display your heart as part of our Hearts for Heroes display!

Show your support for healthcare and frontline workers by making a heart to display in our windows. You can make any kind of heart you would like – any size, decorated, drawn, painted, cut out, or not. Take them to the library and leave them in our “heart collection” basket out front, weekdays from 9-5, throughout the month of June. Please sign your decorated heart (and provide contact information) if you’d like it back once the display comes down.

Instruction Video Template Request Kit

Past Crafts

We’re no longer providing materials for these crafts, but you can still see the instructions and templates.

Pinecone Succulents

Create beautiful, realistic succulent plants out of pine cones!

Suggested supplies:

  • Pinecones – whole/half (about 5)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Spanish moss
  • Floral foam
  • Paintbrushes
  • Any sort of box or other container
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks OR craft glue
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plate (for paint mixing)
  • Cup for washing brushes
  • Sharp knife


Quilled Heart

Suggested supplies:

  • 5”x5” white cardstock base (1)
  • 11” x ¼” white cardstock strips (2)
  • quilling paper, assorted colors (12)
  • quilling pen
  • white or craft glue
  • scissors
  • ruler or bone folder
  • tweezers
  • Toothpick or small paint brush
  • paper/plastic plate

Instruction Video